The good old days

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BRONZEBACK32
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The good old days

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:12 am

Even though its super heavy, its still super smooth and made in Japan :)

The pearl color is my favorite, I wish Shimano would make a stradic MG model in pearl.

It don't get used anymore but I thought I would post a pic.
If I'm correct The Stradic FH came out about around 2003.

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Re: The good old days

Postby Slazmo » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:32 am

I got my near enough NIB FH at the end of last year, smooth and dependable they sure were! I have both the 200 & 4000 FH - mind you not with the push button folding handles.

Plus this was the epitome of when manufacturers cared enough about their products to give spare spools, oil bottles, and other little extras with them.

The only thing that honestly sucked with this series (including other reels of this vintage) was the cleared over gold electroplating on the cowlings, they went green at the first sight of water - hard to find a good vintage reel like you've shown!

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Re: The good old days

Postby KP Duty » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:25 pm

Nice. My bro still has one with the wood handle.

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Re: The good old days

Postby emjay » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:15 am

I still have this reel on my NRX spinning rod. I sold my Ci4 and kept this reel instead :D .

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Re: The good old days

Postby LowRange » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:32 pm

I have a Sahara from that era I bought for my father and it is still going strong.

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Re: The good old days

Postby ShimanoFan » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:40 pm

I still use mine! I love the FH series.

I am now limiting my stradics to FH, FI, and FJ's only because I am no fan of the newer drag mechs.

I just rebuilt my 1000FH and put it on an old St. Croix rod and been having a blast with it.

I put ceramic bearings in the line guide roller and tightened up the shims and just like new again!

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Re: The good old days

Postby radu_andrei » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:15 am

KP Duty wrote:Nice. My bro still has one with the wood handle.

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Almost 20 years old and not yet retired ...


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